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International: £13,905 for the course
- Develop traditional and digital reporting skills and equip yourself to work in the fast-paced world of modern journalism. Gain understanding of media technologies that affect the way journalists discover, record and report the latest stories.
- Gain specialist expertise across a range of media platforms; online and social media, television, radio, newspapers and magazines, photography and visualisation.
- Critically analyse and discuss major issues in British and international journalism including truth and verification, media impact and current ethical challenges.
The course offers career enhancement for those already working as journalists through advancing knowledge and understanding of the latest trends and emerging technologies.
'The course helped build my knowledge of the industry, and I gained the practical skills needed to progress in my career. I am now working in the Sheffield Hallam press office, using the skills I developed on the course.'
Laura Burden, MA Multimedia Journalism, 2018 graduate
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How you learn
You will develop a professional and ethical approach to learning, research, professional practice and assessment.The course teams worked with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), Professional Publishers Association (PPA) and take advice from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) to ensure that the course has a strong vocational focus on the core personal, practical and professional skills required for a career in multimedia journalism.
The course is delivered by a team of journalists with extensive newsroom experience and a strong commitment to practical journalism teaching.You learn through:
- predominantly self-directed study
- interactive workshops
Course leaders and tutors
I have many years’ experience as a print journalist for regional and national publications. I have been teaching journalism for eight years.
This course is focused on the professional sphere and modules are designed to give you a breadth of relevant real-world experience in preparation for your future careers.
You are encouraged to identify and undertake relevant work experience to inform your work as a multimedia journalist and build on what you learn in class.
Our teaching team includes journalists with both recent and current experience working for BBC News, BBC Radio 4, ITV regional news, Radio 5 Live, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Sheffield Star and Yorkshire Post.
This enhances our ability to offer local work experience opportunities for our students. We also support you in securing work experience overseas, perhaps in your home country, should you wish. Our students have gained professional experience working at many news and PR outlets.
Work experience is strongly recommended and students are made aware of regular opportunities as these arise.
We also offer an extensive guest lecture programme.
Recent speakers include:
- Oliver Wright, political editor, The Independent
- Neal Mann, formerly Sky News
- Tom Latchem, freelance journalist and former TV editor, News of the World
This course prepares you for a career as a journalist or publicist in a range of arenas
- social media
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- Industry standard broadcast studios (TV and radio)
- Green screen technology
- Editing suites with the latest hardware and software
- Exclusive access to three newsrooms
Normally an honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject.
Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.
You may also be considered if you do not hold a degree but can provide evidence of relevant professional experience.
We encourage applications from UK and international candidates who
• have a diversity of backgrounds
• are considering a career in journalism
• show the required aptitude and potential
We base our selection criteria on your relevant experience and potential for development. Previous experience of journalism is preferable, but not necessary.
If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Journalism Project / Dissertation||Credits: 60||
|Module: Magazine Journalism||Credits: 15||
|Module: Media Law And Regulation||Credits: 15||
|Module: Online Journalism||Credits: 15||
|Module: Radio Journalism||Credits: 15||
|Module: Tv Journalism||Credits: 15||
|Module: Writing For The Media||Credits: 15||
|Module: Issues In Global Media||Credits: 15||
|Module: Public Relations And Digital Communication||Credits: 15||
|Module: Sport And The Media||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £9,065 for the course.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,905 for the course.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Media, PR and journalism courses (PDF)
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